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CREMER, Ralph P. "Junior"

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CREMER, Ralph P. "Junior." (Dubuque, IA, Jan. 15, 1932--Dubuque, IA, May 12, 2020). The son of Ralph and Marie (Vogt) Cremer Sr. "Junior" was a proud life-long Dubuquer who owned and operated CREMER'S grocery store for his entire working career before officially “retiring” in 2011. He was united in marriage to Vivian Koppes, on June 21, 1952, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH. They were blessed to have 3 daughters.

Junior was a hard worker who found much of his enjoyment in the relationships he made with his employees and customers. One of the main attractions at the meat counter, besides the excellent products, was the chatter, and back and forth banter that went on. He was an excellent bowler and was a member of the Dubuque Bowling Association and the 700 Club.



"Obituaries," Dubuque Today, Online: http://www.encyclopediadubuque.org/index.php?title=CREMER,_Ralph_P._%22Junior%22&action=edit&redlink=1